Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Laser Scanning.

I'm at the Leica User Conference in San Ramon, CA. Aside from Bocce and wine, I've been absorbing a ton of neat stuff from the forensics and disaster relief presentations. There are some really cool auto recognition features available to those fields that we can learn from.

Also, Leica shared their new PCE, or "point cloud engine", with us. For us BIMmers, think of this as PIMs (point information models). I think we're really going to see a wave of scanning in AEC in the next two years as the software vendors catch up to the scanning use cases in our industry. We still need a way to bi-directionally link object to each other though, because the points are way to accurate and too dense for documentation, but need to be referenced so they can be used for collision and fabrication.

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